More left-liberal environmental hypocrisy

This time it’s Robert Redford caught in a few “do as I say, not as I do” moments. He opposes environmentally-friendly development near a vineyard he owns, as reported in the New York Times: “Robert Redford, the actor and environmental superhero, is a vocal supporter of renewable power and sustainable growth — but it seems that doesn’t include a proposal for an ecofriendly housing development in his corner of the Napa Valley.”

But if you have $1,975,000 he’ll sell you a lot for a luxury vacation home.

He campaigns against the use of oil — while at the same time being paid by United Airlines to create advertisements encouraging flying.

Filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have put together a short film that illustrates. View it below or in glorious high-definition at Robert Redford Hypocrite.


4 thoughts on “More left-liberal environmental hypocrisy”

  1. That’s about as hypocritical as appearing on public television while at the same time stating that taking tax money essentially is theft. Who do I know who has done that? Hmmmm let me think. Bob Peaks? Bob Sneaks? Bob Sqeeeks? Bob Reaks? Bob Teaks? Darn, I can’t seem to remember the name.

  2. Literally, these are some of the worse arguments that I’ve ever seen. Here’s my retort:

    1) The vacation homes argument

    Conveniently, there is ZERO explanation of why he advocates against eco-homes in the Napa Valley. There is a classic case of making a claim without a warrant AND that’s Argument 101, folks. Provides some warrants of why it’s bad in either instance and then we can talk about this further. At best, you have an argument about class and elitism here, which is entirely different that the environmental issue framework couched by this article.

    2) The United Airlines-ban oil-renewable argument

    So the hell what? Perhaps the ultimate end to his renewables advocacy is to get rid of oil, BUT there’s also this thing called a comparative advantage. In almost every case, it’s comparatively advantageous to the environment to engage in massive transit–e.g., public buses, commercial airplanes, trains, etc.–than to have individuals drive their cars or fly their planes all over the place. The guy can say to ban oil, but also stand behind United Airlines. Just like I can advocate nuclear disarmament, but still want to keep some nuclear weapons around because I’m not a total idealist.

    So until some better arguments are made, I’ll defend environmentalism. The burden of proof is on the author of this article and the aforementioned filmmakers and they have not proven anything except for making some descriptive statements up to this point.

  3. Do as I say, not as I do! The same can be said for James Cameron and Oprah Winfrey. Hypocrites one and all! T. Rex you are so freaking witty! You have no logical arguments against what Bob Weeks stands for! You are an intellectual mouse compared to Mr. Weeks.

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